Are you trying to decide between an indoor wedding ceremony or reception and a wedding ceremony or reception held outdoors?
Regardless of which you choose, either can be turned into your dream wedding day with the right decoration, support, and atmosphere. The Links at Union Vale is a versatile venue, which can accommodate both wedding scenarios, but to make an informed decision – you need to know the pros and cons of each. Be careful about the season and weather when you’re making your wedding plans. Something as simple as checking the weather forecast can help you make the right decision, getting you that much closer to finding the perfect spot to celebrate your “I dos.”
To help you with your decision, we have compiled a pros and cons list that better lays out the choice between an indoor wedding and an outdoor wedding.
An Indoor Wedding
One of the most significant advantages of an indoor wedding at The Links at Union Vale is that there is no stress or worry over unpredictable weather. Rain is not an issue, and neither is snow and clouds, wind and blazing sun. Granted, the weather will play a small role in wedding photos and perhaps transportation, but the weather at an outdoor reception is such a huge worry—especially for brides. You also get plenty of décor options. There are little to no restrictions that would restrict you from decorating the venue just the way you want. You can have the hand-painted centerpieces you’ve always wanted. When you envision loads of other small and fragile details, an indoor wedding is sometimes the safest bet.
Space constraint will always be a factor for indoor venues. Depending on the size of your wedding, this may not be an issue, but you still need to consider the maximum capacity. You can make some arrangements by having a cocktail reception or a seated dinner, but there are limited options. Per fire codes and other safety restrictions, wedding parties must conform to the maximum number of guests allowed.
An Outdoor Wedding
An Outdoor wedding can turn into a magical experience if the weather and setting is just right. Imagine a perfect, clear, starry night or a beautiful sunset to be the beautiful backdrop of your outdoor wedding reception. Outdoors is genuinely where the majority of our most breathtaking weddings have taken place. You simply can’t recreate that kind of beauty indoors. You can go easy on the décor with an outdoor wedding. The need for table decorations, light installations, and other atmosphere-creating elements is not as great as you’ve got the pristine beauty of Nature. The natural beauty of the landscape and gardens surrounding The Links at Union Vale is more than enough to create that desired magical atmosphere.
Outdoor weddings are a bit pricier than indoor ones as they come with a few extra costs. If your outdoor location does not include a tented area, we recommend you rent a marquee for your reception to cover the tables and dance floor—both of which you might also have to rent separately.
Access to restrooms is another drawback of an outdoor wedding. Although the main building is nearby, there is still a slight walk from the party to The Links at Union Vale. Sometimes, outdoor weddings get frequented by unwanted guests from the surrounding wildlife. These little critters can turn into a real nuisance. Mosquitoes and bugs are the most common visitors, especially if the sitting arrangements are close to a water reservoir. But if you plan ahead and place repellent lights, you might be able to keep things under control. If you’re looking for more professional advice on what type of wedding arrangement to choose, the staff at The Links at Union Vale would be happy to offer their recommendations on how to make your day as special as can be.
Writing your wedding vows can be a daunting task, but it’s not quite as hard as it looks. This is an incredible and meaningful way to personalize your wedding ceremony. It’s a chance to tell your story and share some intimate insight into what makes your relationship tick. It can be challenging to bare your heart to your fiancé in front of your family and friends. If you’re struggling to come up with the right words, read on for tips that will help you get through writing your wedding vows.
Talk to your partner: It’s important to be on the same page when it comes to your vows. How long do you want them to be? Do you want something more sentimental, romantic or tear-inducing? It is not exactly a fairytale wedding when your vows make everyone shed a tear while the groom is making them roll on the floor laughing. You also don’t want to go on and on for 20 minutes when he only has two sentences to read. There are some ground rules you need to establish and follow in ensuring your vows are consistent in tone, message, and length.
Keep it simple: Vows are meant to be personal and sweet, but no one wants you to go into unnecessary details about your love life. Discussing how and where you met, fell in love and became a couple is OK (unless it involves a very raunchy backstory), but try not to expose too much of your personal life in front of close family and friends.
Say the obvious: Many couples get so caught up in discussing what they think the other one wants to hear that they forget the most important words of all: ‘I love you’ and ‘Thank you for being with me.’ You’re celebrating your love and decision to live the rest of your lives together – what better time to say those words than now?
There is room for others: There’s no harm in mentioning someone else in your wedding vows. A family member, a close friend, even a stranger who has taught you something about love, compassion, forgiveness, closeness, care, and understanding. How are you the person today because of this experience? What has it given you and what are you offering your partner now as a result of it?
Even if you’re not a ‘words’ person, there are plenty of books, movies and wedding sites to get inspiration from. But steer clear of pompous, lengthy declarations of your love as they sound insincere. When it comes to wedding vows you can never go wrong if you keep them short and simple, and write from the heart.
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